University High wins early showdown against North Greene

Jeff Birchfield • Updated Dec 15, 2018 at 12:58 PM

University High used a balanced scoring attack and a stingy defense to beat North Greene 46-39 in boys’ basketball action Friday night at Brooks Gym.

In the Watauga Valley Conference opener for both teams, the Bucs held the Huskies to a 1-of-12 effort from 3-point range and limited them to 15 second-half points.

Marshall Fleenor topped the UH scoring with 14 points, going 4 of 6 behind the 3-point line. He was followed by Mason Broome with 11 points, Kaleb Meredith with eight and Jake Hubbard with seven.

Brandon Malone had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead North Greene. Turner Bailey added eight points. 

Dobyns-Bennett 61, Greeneville 43

KINGSPORT—Riamello Wadsworth accumulated 12 points and nine rebounds to lead the Indians over the Greene Devils in non-conference action.

Charlie Browder knocked down 5 of 7 shots to end with 11 points. Jared Strickland and Brit Thomas scored nine points apiece and Marae Foreman added eight for D-B, which led 38-20 at the half.

Dorian Goddard had 15 points and Bryce Buchanan scored 10 to lead Greeneville. 

Sullivan East 65, Union, Va. 51

BLUFF CITY—Dustin Bartley had a 25-point performance and Adam Davison accounted for 16 as the Patriots defeated the Bears in the FCA Hoops Classic.

Trey Lowe chipped in nine points for the winners.

Wes Slagle poured in 25 points and Andy Jones finished with 14 to pace Union.

Cloudland 70, Sullivan North 39

ROAN MOUNTAIN—Hunter Shell posted an 18-point effort to lift the Highlanders to the big win over the Golden Raiders.

Robert Leeper finished with 13 and Bentley Gilbert finished with 10 in the victory.

Trey Williams scored 11 points and Zach Scott added eight to lead Sullivan North.

Tennessee High 49, Cherokee 42

ROGERSVILLE—Cole McBrayer and Christian Webb each had 11 points as the Vikings pulled away in the fourth quarter to down the Chiefs.

The game was tied at 34 after three quarters.

Breiydon Gilliam scored 13 points to lead Cherokee. Ryan Bledsoe scored 11 and Bailey Broyles finished with seven.

Elizabethton 74, Happy Valley 50

ELIZABETHTON—Eric Wilson scored 21 points with 12 of them coming behind the arc in the Cyclones’ win over the Warriors.

Evan Perkins and Parker Hughes also hit double digits with 11 and 10 points, respectively. William Willocks finished with seven.

Bryce Carter had 16 and Dakota Cochran added 10 for Happy Valley, which was tied earlier in the game. Noah Stevens had seven for the Warriors.

Berean Christian 62, Tri-Cities Christian 61

KNOXVILLE—Andrew Harman scored 21 points as Berean Christian took the overtime win over the Eagles.

Gavyn Etter scored 14 points, 12 of them from 3-point range, to lead Tri-Cities. Drew Correll had 13 points, while Brandon Bullock had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Adam Pigeon had an all-around effort of eight points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Hampton 68, Unaka 51

HAMPTON—Dustin Bentley’s 17-point effort spurred the Bulldogs to the win over the Rangers.

Morgan Lyons came through with 11 points, Izaak Hill had 10 and Garrett Vines scored eight.

Unaka was led by Isaac Hill with 19 points. Ryan Johnson had 15 points, all on shots behind the 3-point arc.

Sullivan South 73, John Battle 49

BLUFF CITY—Five players hit double figures for the Rebels in their victory over the Trojans.

Cole Layne had a team-best 17 points for South, while Ben Diamond shined for 14 points. Nick Ellege finished with 11 points, while Cooper Johnson and Chase Bowery each totaled 10.

Isaac Deal had a game-high 19 points for Battle, which had 11 points for Reed Samuel.


Dobyns-Bennett 69, Greeneville 31

KINGSPORT—The Lady Indians outscored the Lady Devils 42-10 in the second half for the lopsided win.

Courtney Whitson had a game-high 20 and Caitlyn Wallace kicked in 10 for Dobyns-Bennett.

Greeneville received an 11-point game from Ashlyn White.

Cherokee 41, Tennessee High 40

ROGERSVILLE—Destiny Jarnigan hit a pair of game-winning free throws and the Cherokee defense held the Lady Vikings on two final attempts for the victory.

Harper Russell led the way, hitting 12 of 13 free throws, as part of a game-high 23 points for the Lady Chiefs. Jarnigan added six points.

Riley Fritts and Kenzie Nickels scored 11 points apiece to top Tennessee High.

Happy Valley 55, Elizabethton 43

ELIZABETHTON—Shayln Whitson and Adrienne Henegar combined for 39 points to lead the Lady Warriors to the Three Rivers Conference win over the rival Lady Cyclones.

Whitson led the way with 21 points and Henegar had 18. Olivia Absher contributed nine and Tianna Long added eight in the Happy Valley victory.

Kaylen Shell was the leading scorer for Elizabethton with 13 points, followed by Abbey Townsend with seven.

North Greene 47, University High 31

Charlotte Roschkowski and Shelby Davenport each netted 12 points to lead the Lady Huskies over the Lady Bucs in the Watauga Valley Conference contest. Breezy Savage added eight in the North Greene victory.

Gracie Crabtree had a game-high 14 points for University High, which also had six points from Courtney Henley.

Cloudland 63, Sullivan North 22

ROAN MOUNTAIN—Ahead 30-16 at the half, the Lady ’Landers outscored the Lady Raiders 23-0 in the third quarter of the blowout win.

Trinity Vines had a game-high 15 points and Stacia Wilson finished with 14 to lead Cloudland, which also got seven points from Gracie Freeman.

Unaka 46, Hampton 33

HAMPTON—Myah Parlier dominated the inside with 20 points as the Lady Rangers defeated the Lady Bulldogs.

Unaka held Hampton to just three points in the first and fourth quarters.

Brooke Hughes had a team-high 14 points and Stephanie Campbell finished with a dozen to lead Hampton.

Providence Academy 52, West Greene 46

The Lady Knights were at their best at crunch time, outscoring West Greene 19-9 in the fourth quarter to capture a back-and-forth contest.

Christen Sholes poured in 18 points, Katie Cross had 17 and Callie Burchette contributed 13 for Providence, which led 10-3 before West Greene dominated the second quarter for a 25-20 halftime advantage

The Lady Buffaloes got 16 points from Kattiee Shelton while Tayli Rader scored 13.

Cedar View Christian 51, Seymour Christian 14

With Brooklyn Derrick tossing in 26 points, the Lady Seahawks had no trouble dispatching Seymour Christian.

Kara Seabolt added eight points for Cedar View, which led 32-5 at intermission.

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